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  1. A-Rod a mystery for the Yankees

    Buster Olney

    The strangest spring training saga will begin when the Yankees' full squad emerges from the clubhouse for their first pre-workout stretch. International star Masahiro Tanaka will be there, and so will Jacoby Ellsbury and Brian McCann and Carlos Beltr...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  2. PED suspicions still cloud free agency

    Buster Olney

    More than a decade ago, general managers elaborated on the murky business of investing in players who may or may not be using performance-enhancing drugs. Within that 2002 New York Times article, a couple of GMs from that time gave voice to the impor...

    Blog | November 07, 2014
  3. Here's how Yankees handle A-Rod fiasco

    Buster Olney

    The Miami Herald story on Alex Rodriguez confirmed what many probably already assumed: that his ardent and angry defense of 2013, his words and his legal strategy, was spectacular deceit. And by spectacular, I mean sheer enormity, not quality. He ...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  4. Hanley Ramirez has pitchers figured out

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- Hanley Ramirez attends the meetings that the Dodgers hold for the hitters at the outset of every series to go over scouting reports, but he does this to be respectful and polite of the process and not because he actually gleans informa...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  5. Rangers confident despite early injuries

    Buster Olney

    The New York Yankees' camp opened in 2013 with Derek Jeter still hobbling, despite a doctor's projection that he would be ready to go at the start of the season, and Alex Rodriguez was sidelined, as well. Day by day, the team's casualty list grew: Cu...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  6. A-Rod runs out of people to blame

    Buster Olney

    Until Alex Rodriguez was willing to testify under oath, there was no reason to take any of his costly legal maneuverings seriously. But along the way, before his abrupt capitulation Friday, we needed an abacus to keep track of the attempted divers...

    Blog | February 08, 2014
  7. Why MLB fought dirty in PED war

    Buster Olney

    Far be it from me to suggest that Bud Selig is a historical companion of Abraham Lincoln, or that Rob Manfred is a modern day William Tecumseh Sherman, but bear with me a moment; there is a parallel to be drawn. After Sherman sacked A...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  8. A-Rod missed chance to cut a deal

    Buster Olney

    The best deal that Alex Rodriguez might have made with Major League Baseball would have happened last spring, before Tony Bosch came in from the cold and agreed to be a witness for Major League Baseball. There were talks about a negotiated plea barga...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  9. Top 10 storylines to watch in 2014

    Buster Olney

    Tim Kurkjian had it right last spring when he said the hardest thing to predict in 2013 was who was going to finish fifth in the AL East. Many folks thought it would be the Boston Red Sox, and instead, they won the World Series with a group of invest...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  10. Stories that don't involve A-Rod

    Buster Olney

    You feel like a parent as you try to follow the scrum involing Alex Rodriguez's lawyers. The back-and-forth is like something you hear between testy young siblings late in the day, and you reach a point where it's impossible to separate truth from rh...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  11. Derek Jeter limping into leverage

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- The last time Derek Jeter's contract expired, in the fall of 2010, the Yankees held the negotiating hammer. Jeter had turned 36 just months before and was coming off a middling type of season relative to his career performance, with his...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  12. Dunn could fill Rangers' power void

    Buster Olney

    The A-Rod-palooza will go on for many more weeks, given the daily promise that Alex Rodriguez will say something that will make us shake our heads -- such as when he all but painted himself as a Founding Father fighting on behalf of the Constitution ...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  13. What Bud Selig should do with A-Rod

    Buster Olney

    Bud Selig has hoisted a hammer and he's holding it over the rest of Alex Rodriguez's career, and it's shaped in the form of a clause: B. Conduct Detrimental or Prejudicial to Baseball Players may be disciplined for just cause for conduct tha...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  14. Contracts now a target in PED fight

    Buster Olney

    ATLANTA -- Long before Ryan Braun accepted his suspension or Alex Rodriguez asked his lawyer to join a conference call in which the topic was a quadriceps strain, club officials throughout Major League Baseball had started to look into the topic of w...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  15. Making sense of Soriano in New York

    Buster Olney

    Here are the reasons the Yankees' trade for Alfonso Soriano doesn't make sense: • He has a .287 on-base percentage. • He's limited in the positions he can play, either left field or DH, on a team that already has too many players whos...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  16. Ryan Braun faces a closed circle

    Buster Olney

    There was a moment recently when the shift in the attitude of Major League Baseball players toward performance-enhancing drug cheaters blossomed fully, when the last stages of evolution came into view. The players have changed on this issue from t...

    Blog | July 23, 2013